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June 15 was last measurable precipitation here!
Gov. Inslee’s drought emergency affects all of Thurston!

Credit: Rory Siegel Photography & Fine Art, ©2021. Used with permission.

One month and counting without any measurable rainfall

  • Ed. note: The dry season historically begins here after July 10th. This year, the last date of any measurable rainfall was June 15. There is no rain in the forecast for the rest of July. And August is usually the driest and hottest moth.

Click here for the statistics from NOAA at Olympia’s Regional Airport. Then click in the month under View Station Data.

+ The Olympian: Gov. Inslee declares statewide drought emergency – the new emergency proclamation affects all of Thurston County

+ KING-5 TV: Growth in western Washington wildfires a worrying trend amid stressed forests

+ The Olympian: Here’s how you can help conserve water during Washington’s drought emergency

The state Department of Ecology offers some of these additional tips on its website:

  • Use a leak-free, high efficiency toilet, and use a wastebasket for trash.
  • Turn off the water while shaving or brushing teeth.
  • If you take a bath, plug the drain right away and adjust the temperature as you fill the tub.
  • Turn off the water while you lather when washing your hands.
  • Thaw foods in the refrigerator overnight instead of using water.
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and make sure to use the appropriate water level or load size selection when washing clothes.

Posted by Steve on July 15, 2021 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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  1. Thanks for posting the suggestions for water conservation at home. If we all did them we would be saving a ton of water-they are excellent!

    Comment by marcia keilee on July 15, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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